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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Café
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“A classic Menlo Park scene. Warning, Silicon Valley prices:) But a nice place to relax outside. Great bookstore next door.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Specialty sustainable coffees & treats in an Italian-inspired, bi-level hangout with sidewalk seats.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
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“This quaint local coffee shop is only a short 5 minute walk away, offering bagels & panini, plus WiFi, and sometimes local art & music.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Trendy cafe chain offering upscale coffee drinks & pastries, plus beans & brewing equipment.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Iconic Silicon Valley coffee shop. We recommend getting their iced mint mojito coffee, or their iced chai. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Workspace, cafe, spacious meeting location on University Avenue, Palo Alto. Public, low-cost (buy a coffee) spaces available along with quite, paid-by-the-hour spaces indoor. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Yummy pasteries-galore! Grab a tray and start piling up your pasteries! Hangout and work spot or to meet a friend!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“We love Squeeze In for weekend brunches. The place is very homey, and the food portions generous. Garlic fries is a must-order, and everything else is good, too, all at a good price. Go early to avoid a wait, as its popularity is well-known! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Modern nook offering pour-over coffee & espresso drinks along with pastries & outdoor seating.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“Peet's is similar to Starbucks but is a Bay Area original. Wonderful coffee, indoor and outdoor seating. They have light breakfast items too. 12-minute walk.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“When you want to explore and walk around downtown Menlo Park, you can start here on Santa Cruz Ave. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“great spot for brunch. Amazing oatmeal pancakes. Beautiful location in an old house”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“In the middle of downtown but not crowded, lots of space, good coffee and hot chocolate, lots of baked treats. Across from the movie theatre complex.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Beautiful, modern space with plenty of room to work or relax. Excellent coffee and tea, lattes (with all the milk types), and small bites.”
  • 6 locals recommend